Governor Youngkin Continues Commitment To Making Virginia Best State for Veterans and Military Families

May 17, 2023

(L-R) Virginia Secretary of Veterans and Defense Affairs Craig Crenshaw; Donna Williams, Benefits Director (DVS); Timothy MacArthur, Director, George Mason University Veterans & Service Members Legal Clinic (M-VETS); Daniel Gade, Commissioner, Virginia Department of Veterans Services (DVS); Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin; Medal of Honor recipient Colonel Paris Davis; Richard Rodriguez, Commander, American Legion Post 139; Anouck McCall, General Manager, American Legion Post 139.

New Gold Standard Digital Hub Will Ensure Veterans And National Guardsman Can More Easily Access Earned Benefits

Governor Glenn Youngkin has announced the rollout of the Gold Standard Digital Hub for veterans and their families. This new tool serves to ensure veterans and military families can easily access information regarding earned benefits and resources tailored to their needs.

State-of-the-art technology is incorporated into the Digital Hub that will serve as a single point of access to all veteran centric resources available for cross-agency support. In addition, access to information from veteran service organizations and non-profits will be available in one seamless single point of access.

Governor Youngkin made the announcement May 11 at the new American Legion Post 139 headquarters in Arlington. The new American Legion facility provides affordable apartments, where eligible veterans will be given priority placement, as well as a modern 6,000-square-foot facility that houses veteran-focused programming in its private counseling spaces. The facility also includes new offices for the Virginia Department of Veterans Services (DVS) and the George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School’s Veterans and Service Members Legal Clinic.

“Making Virginia the best place for veterans, military service members and their families to live and the number one state for veterans to retire has been a priority of mine since day one of our administration. We want to embrace the military experience of each Virginia veteran and guardsman and honor their service and sacrifice by providing gold standard service in the Commonwealth,” said Governor Youngkin.

“Finding and gaining access to earned benefits and local resources can be a challenging and daunting experience, said Virginia Secretary of Veterans and Defense Affairs Craig Crenshaw. “With more than 690,000 veterans calling Virginia home and thousands transitioning from active-duty service each year in Virginia, we want all to know that Virginia offers each of them a home in which to continue to live, work and thrive.”